ElGaucho (2161) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma seems to mellow at 5th or 6th whiff. At first harsh, then Caramel malts come through. Not a very attractive beer aesthetically. Huge particalia and dirty blonde hues make this look like dishwater or tobacco juice. Thin, white head. A rich, warming flavor greets the palate at first sip. The alcohol is noticeable, but not hit you over the head noticeable. My experience with Delirium Noel was more the latter, so I was expecting more of the same with this one. The flavors seem a bit confused; there is a lot going on here and it doesn’t come together all that well. Not exactly a session brew, but a nice winter warmer which I am enjoying in, uh, July.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy blonde w/fruity-citrusy aroma, light head, sweet w/a slight bitterness. not to bad, it was OK. it could be better if it had a bit more bitterness to it?
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a golden color, or orange maybe, and aroma was very citrusy, and pineapple I believe. Taste was a little too sweet for my liking but still a very drinkable beer, and still gets a good rating.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy orange color with an averaged sized head. Aromas and tastes of spices, fruits and citris. Very light malts that I can detect. Light bitterness.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange body with a thin dense head. Tastes like blood and orange juice mixed together and garnished with cherries. Too much carbonation. Too sweet. A little bitter and metallic. I absoultley do not like this. Period.
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours a cloudy orange with a billowing white head. a very pretty pour. orange aroma with hints of pine. if this has any malt in it i haven’t found it yet. also has a wet grass smell. O.k i found the malt in the tatste, but the bitter hop is the dominant flavor. vanilla and pepper notes also. there is a lot going on in this. nice citrus finish that leaves a creamy feeling on the tongue. this is nice.
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very tasty Belgian brew. Excellent lacing and appearance. Head stays intact for a long time. Has a nice, vanilla-ish flavor, fairly malty overall. A little thinner than I would like for a tripel, but very good overall.
jefcon (1327) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Diminishing light tan head and no lacing with malty and fruit aromas (apricot, peach, and berry). Good robust golden color. Taste is a little yeasty, but full in the mouthfeel and quite astringent. Lasting, vigorous finish like a strong ale, but complex and suble on the palate. A great beer, but this trial just didn’t quite live up to the high expectations.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden, light head, looks much like a lager. Spicy Fruit, pear, pineapple and peach. Clovey character similar to a blonde ale. Powerful spicyness, nice sweet fruit, light pear, red apple, strawberry, peach and plum(minus skin) rich spicy alcohol, with anise, herbaciousness, and a little yeasty astringency. Nicly complex with a few flavours avoiding description from me.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours with a gold color and a lacy white head. I smell some peppery spice and some raisin. Also a little bit of honey. The first few sips sting a little from the alcohol.. but as it warms up it gets very mellow. Taste some sweet malt and spice. with a very slightly bitter and spicy aftertaste. pretty good stuff